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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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The Stock Market Crash

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During the 1920s, why did many average Americans risk investing a significant portion of their money in the stock market?

A

The illusion of permanent prosperity was a popular notion during the decade.

B

They had plentiful disposable income to spend on such ventures.

C

Unscrupulous stockbrokers misled their clients throughout the decade about the health of the markets.

D

Public access to stock purchases had only become available in the post-WWI era.

E

Their employers, especially Ford Motor Company and General Motors, offered cheap stock options to their industrial employees.